Liquid Jade Matcha

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Green Tea
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Flavors
Earth, Grass, Plants
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170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 30 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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  • “Thank you to *TeaEqualsBliss* for sending me some of this Matcha. I've had better, and I've had worse, but for the price it's a really good Matcha. Not a lot of froth but it manages to stay...” Read full tasting note
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    LiberTEAS 4366 tasting notes
  • “It started snow a little while after the gas guy left. I had some things to do before I could sleep so I waited out the disappating cold with some matcha. I understand it's named Liquid Jade. It...” Read full tasting note
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    Batrachoid 177 tasting notes
  • “Had a sleepless night. My doggie was sick and throwing up. :( I thought I'd have a bit of matcha for the energy. I've never successfully made a matcha for myself before. Today was different. I...” Read full tasting note
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    Mercuryhime 512 tasting notes
  • “This has the honor of not being the first Matcha I have ever tasted. While it is better than some I have had it is not high quality. I enjoy most of the teas I get from Tao of Tea but this is only...” Read full tasting note
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    CMT 40 tasting notes

From The Tao of Tea

Introduction: Also known as ‘Powdered green tea’ and traditionally used in ‘Chanoyu’ – the Japanese Tea Ceremony. Matcha has a special spiritual significance in Japan. It is said that a person operating within the rules of Chanoyu finds the five senses working at their fullest. Just as Matcha is essential to Japan’s traditional art of the tea ceremony, a cup of Matcha brings about mental concentration, emotional stability, and composure of the mind. Unlike black tea and green tea whose ingredients are infused in water and discarded, Matcha has ingredients that can be utilized fully to activate the organic functions of human body. It is a beverage good for both the mind and the body. Matcha contains essential vitamins and minerals and has shown long term health benefits due to its many disease fighting nutrients.
It has 9 times the beta carotene of spinach, 4 times that of carrots, and approximately 10 times the polyphenols and antioxidants of regular teas.

In making this tea, the tea plants are covered with bamboo mats in the last few weeks of their growing season to promote full flavor. After the leaves are plucked, they are immediately steamed to spread the chlorophyll throughout the leaves and stop any oxidation. The leaves are then dried and rapidly cooled. The resulting dried product is called rough tea, or Aracha. Aracha is then cut into small pieces and the twigs, veins and stems are removed. The leaves are dried again and the resulting product is known as Tencha. Tencha is then ground by stone mills in a climate-controlled, clean room to produce Matcha. A single mill can only process 40 grams of leaves per hour.

Matcha has a sweet, buttery and rich oceanic taste. It is ideally prepared with a bamboo whisk in a bowl. However, it can also be prepared in a variety of drinks, shakes and smoothies.

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12 Tasting Notes

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this Matcha.

I’ve had better, and I’ve had worse, but for the price it’s a really good Matcha. Not a lot of froth but it manages to stay mixed and doesn’t settle to the bottom of the chawan, which is nice. It also doesn’t have that chalky texture or taste even in the aftertaste. This is also a bit sweeter than some Matcha I’ve tasted, with less of the bittersweet element that I sometimes detect. Overall, a very good Matcha, I enjoyed it. (That’s the thing with Matcha, it disappears way too fast!)

ScottTeaMan

Liber…….how much water to matcha do you use? I’ve probably used too much water in the past and not gotten the bright green froth. Most vids Ive watched seem to say two full bamboo scoops for 4-6 oz of water. Even though I used more H2O, and didn’t get the froth, It was still bitter & chalky. ‘Whisk briskly and try not to let the whisk brush the bottom of the bowl!’…….so “they” say. :))

ScottTeaMan

What matcha do you recommend??

LiberTEAS

This one won’t have the bright green froth, because it isn’t a really bright green color. I don’t really measure, I use my chashaku and scoop out 4 scoops (sometimes five … I kind of eyeball it) and sift it through my sifter. Then I keep adding little bits of hot water while whisking until it looks right. Sorry I couldn’t be of more help there.

As far as the best Matcha I’ve tasted, that would be Aiya’s Ceremonial Grade Matcha.

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It started snow a little while after the gas guy left. I had some things to do before I could sleep so I waited out the disappating cold with some matcha.
I understand it’s named Liquid Jade. It feels like warm molten jade going down, thick, frothy, and satisfying. It doesn’t taste bad but it has that ashy aftertaste of lower quality matcha that reminds one it’s use is as an economical usucha. Which is fine. I got my taste fix from Tao’s tuocha and the energy I needed.

Geoffrey Norman

This is a great mid-grade matcha. Whenever I run out, this is the first place I turn to. Affordable and got a great leafy bite.

Batrachoid

I agree. This is the best bulk matcha I’ve had too. Nothing else gets a froth almost an analogue of great matcha with that grassy zing. My “e’ryday” matcha cravings are very much about mouthfeel and zing.

CMT 雲 山 茶

I have a far better everyday Matcha I get from my local Japanese Food store. Its high quality Matcha from Uji. 2 ounces is only $5. The owner of the store thinks its crazy what we pay for Matcha over here.

Batrachoid

Sadly I know how ridiculous it is but in the face of no matcha at all or $5 an ounce Liquid Jade, I’ll take Liquid Jade.

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Had a sleepless night. My doggie was sick and throwing up. :( I thought I’d have a bit of matcha for the energy. I’ve never successfully made a matcha for myself before. Today was different.
I dont actually have the traditional tools for matcha so I just add the powder and water to a cup and stir with a spoon. Am I a barbarian? maybe a fork would be more whisk-like… Anyway, the matcha is lovely. It’s smooth, vegetal and not bitter all. I love the seaweedy flavor. It’s like a relaxing day at the beach without all the sand.
I’m really just a matcha novice and other reviewers are saying there are way better ones out there, but for me, this was really pleasant.

Thanks for the sample Batrachoid! I had forgotten how much I like Japanese teas. I have all this Chinese tea, which is great, but tea from Japan is truly unique. They are the masters of savory flavors.

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This has the honor of not being the first Matcha I have ever tasted. While it is better than some I have had it is not high quality. I enjoy most of the teas I get from Tao of Tea but this is only a little better than average.

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I agree with Geoffrey’s note about it tasting like sweet seaweed or Nori type tasting…This is a nice matcha standby to have. It’s ok! I love the smoothness of it! That’s my favorite part of this one…

Cofftea

Nori! I wish more matcha tasted like Nori:)

TeaEqualsBliss

Speaking of which…I’m having Vegan Sushi tonight…just made it official! :)

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This has the honor of being the first matcha I’ve tried. I have since tried better ones, but this one is still quite top-notch. It isn’t the highest quality – that honor belonging to koicha-grade ceremonial – but the zesty, slightly roasty, sweet-seaweed-like taste can’t be beat.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I’ll be honest, this is the only matcha I’ve ever tried, but I do enjoy it. I finally got a bamboo whisk and it helps tremendously. Apparently the David’s Tea matcha is really good, but the price was right on this one. I like it halfway through the morning. I find I have to drink this one fairly quickly to ensure that the powder doesn’t settle. I like the flavour, very grassy and rich. I’m not sure that I would branch out into other matchas, as I like to stick to caffeine-free teas. I can’t compare it to any other matcha, but I do like it.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Plants

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 0 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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